Liverpool fans bombard Twitter, perplexed by Klopp’s decisions

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Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their annoyance at our 1-0 loss to Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final.

All seemed to be going swimmingly until the 92nd minute, when Adrian Lopez tapped in Denis Suarez’s low cross to give the Spaniards what could prove to be a decisive advantage.

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It’s clear that Klopp tried to “do a Rafa” and play for a 0-0, but was sunk by our defence switching off in the final moments. Other than that, we think his tactics were largely spot-on for an away leg in a European semi-final.

The only decision we think he got wrong was not introducing Sturridge when Coutinho was forced off at half-time. It was clear their defence was open to being exploited, and a traditional striker could have caused mayhem. Even the introduction of Benteke for the last couple of minutes caused them some issues.

It is that decision not to bring on Sturridge that’s dominating the post-match discussions on Twitter. Here’s a flavour of what’s being said:

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